Perenniels

Nov 01 2015 by in Barbie's garden, Bloggers Harvest Day, Gardening, Perenniels,

Food Garden

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If I had to add up all the time spent in my garden, the vegetable patch would win, hands down!! It takes so much time and love – in all kinds of weather! But the rewards are, for me, so worth it! The incredible bounty I collect makes my heart glow! It brings the best knowledge and experience every new season and the veggies are getting better and sweeter!! Even my family [...]

Jun 22 2015 by in Barbie's garden, Bugs & Pests, Gardening, Miscellaneous, Perenniels, Uncategorized | 5 comments

Gutter Garden

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I have heard the saying, “Weeds are flowers that don’t know that they have to grow in a row”. Well, I have found a new respect for this common plant – my new name for a weed. The Dictionary defines a weed: weed |wiːd|noun: “a wild plant growing where it is not wanted and in competition with cultivated plants.” Well, that is not always true. I have a place for “weeds” in my garden and they are very [...]

Jun 17 2014 by in Barbie's garden, Gardening, Perenniels, | 2 comments

May Day Blooms

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I have been so amazed with the weather we had in May and early June. We had sunny & warm days and wet & windy days as well as snow-on-top of Table Mountain days!!! And this can all happen in one week!! The garden takes a real knock, though! The big confusion happens when the peach tree is dropping its autumn leaves and then, ….out of no where a PINK BUD! A [...]

Oct 25 2013 by in Annuals, Barbie's garden, Gardening, Perenniels, | 12 comments

October clean up

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It is always a good idea to have a family visit to motivate you to get the garden looking great! This got me energized and I have enjoyed the manual labour! Got all the muscle groups working! I ordered bags and bags of compost and bark for mulch and got my act together! It might not look like much from the photos but the whole garden was tackled! I also have some [...]

Oct 15 2013 by in Annuals, Barbie's garden, Gardening, Perenniels, | 1 comment

Garden Bloggers Bloom Day in October

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My joy to see some sun and that the garden is looking springy for the first time this Spring. It still needs some loving care from the gardener, but in essence it is looking colourful and fun. There are areas where Mother Nature has used her own initiative and gathered a few seeds from last season and made a fabulous display! I spent less at the garden nursery these past months and [...]

Oct 13 2013 by in Annuals, Barbie's garden, Gardening, Perenniels, Uncategorized, | 6 comments

Garden Clutter

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Ok – so now I am back in my garden and all I see is clutter and mishmash and an overgrown, totally out-of-control garden. Well, that is not so bad because I don’t particularly like too much order in my garden! They say that weeds are plants that haven’t learnt to grow in rows! But a happy companion growth is good!! All I decided to do today was record the, aah-hem! mess! [...]

Jul 18 2013 by in Annuals, Barbie's garden, Gardening, Perenniels, | 5 comments

Growing up revisited

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Just a quick post to show the new seedlings growing. I can see the difference between the kale and the chinese cabbage now with the second set of leaves (I am sure they have a more scientific name) coming through. I am excited about the kale – I saw a recipe with kale and it looked so scrumptious!  With so much nutritional value, it can only be a great addition to any [...]

Jul 16 2013 by in Annuals, Barbie's garden, Gardening, Perenniels, | 5 comments

Garden Bloggers Bloom Day in my winter July 2013

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I did not want to miss another Bloom Day! There is always something blooming here and wanted to join in again, so no one will think that I have closed my garden gate. Even though there is not a lot to see, I love the blooms that are coming through now – my favourite Borage and the sunny Calendula daisy. The worst of winter is passing and the days are getting longer. [...]

Jun 18 2013 by in Annuals, Barbie's garden, Gardening, Perenniels, | 8 comments

Dull garden?

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All seems bleak and colourless when you are forced to stay in bed with a bad flu. It has gripped all I know here in the Western Cape and with the weather as miserable as it has been, I did not have a hint of guilt. But the garden has taken a beating and after the hail storm, I though I would have nothing left. I though all would be dull and [...]

May 23 2013 by in Barbie's garden, Gardening, Miscellaneous, Perenniels, | 16 comments

Autumn colours

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I was inspired today!! I looked out of my window this morning and the recent fresh rains brought out such beautiful Autumn colours! So I took my camera and explored the wet garden. I found the most interesting perspectives and saw my garden in a different light! Lots of colour that I thought I had lost…   Sweet yarrow flowers are a favourite of mine. The gorgeous Ice Cream bush – love [...]